What Is ProSight Virtual Hosting?
ProSight Virtual Hosting Services ConsultingCloud computing provides access to computing resources like processing, storage and applications remotely via the Internet rather than locally. Unlike public clouds such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, private clouds are used exclusively by a single organization, providing complete control over configuration and resource allocation. Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service combines proven virtualization technology, a state-of-the-art data center, and the support expertise of Progent's Microsoft Certified engineering team to provide small and midsize businesses with a comprehensive IT outsourcing alternative that enhances network dependability and security, eliminates management hassle, and saves money. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its servers and critical applications hosted in a secure and fault tolerant data center on a fast, non-stop virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's network support experts.

By using virtualization technology, Progent can optimize the fault tolerance, security, performance, scalability, recoverability, and portability of the client's environment while keeping hosting expenses at a minimum. Progent's customers retain ownership of the operating system platforms and all application licenses while Progent owns the dedicated host servers and is responsible for their maintenance. This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated. Virtualization also means that customers can easily and inexpensively move their entire IT environment to another host or take it in house if and when they believe such a move makes business sense.

Find out more details about Progent's world-class data center for Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

A Smart Outsourcing Alternative for Small and Midsize Businesses
Small and midsize businesses lack the budget or the management time to build and maintain an on-site information network environment that can match the dependability, security, and support quality demanded by large companies. Unfortunately, network downtime, unresolved technical problems, security breaches, poor performance, and low service levels all impair productivity for businesses of any size, and in the case of small companies the relative damage caused by a serious network problem can be far greater than for a larger organization. Mission-critical and line-of-business applications are by definition vital to any organization, but larger enterprises have the economy of scale to build network infrastructures and hire IT support staffs that provide acceptably high degrees of reliability, security, performance, and support. Smaller companies do not.

Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service allows small businesses to get the benefits of enterprise-class IT infrastructure and world-class support services at a cost that is typically far lower than the cost of building and maintaining in-house datacenters and managing full-scale internal IT support groups.

Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Many organizations combine private and/or public cloud resources with networks located at their own site or sites. This so-called "hybrid cloud" model may be adopted because of security compliance regulations, performance requirements, business continuity strategies, specialized hardware, or other reasons. An example is an organization that uses a cloud-hosted Microsoft Exchange Server but is required to keep certain sensitive mailboxes on site. Progent can help you build cohesive hybrid solutions that seamlessly incorporate cloud-based and local infrastructure securely connected via site-to-site tunneling. (See Office 365 Integration with On-premises Environments.)

How ProSight Virtual Hosting Is Different from Conventional Application Hosting
With ASP (Application Service Provider) or SaaS (Software as a Service) hosting models, customers own their corporate data but not the operating system platforms or the application licenses for the software that is being maintained by the hosting service. Because it is expensive and time consuming to move from an ASP or SaaS hosting service to another hosting provider or to bring the entire system in house, small and midsize businesses with limited IT budgets effectively become captive to their hosting service.

With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the software applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to a different hardware environment without lengthy and risky reinstallation and configuration. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting service.

Another benefit that stems from the virtualized architecture behind Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service is that data can be recovered quickly in case of a catastrophic event such as a natural disaster. Since the virtual environment is regularly backed up and archived off site, it can be hosted by any physical server acting as the underlying host to the virtual environment.

Progent will also host environments with a mix of operating system platforms and applications and little standardization. This type of environment is common for smaller businesses but is not addressed by application hosting services and is difficult to support for any hosting service that does not utilize a virtualized architecture or that does not retain a support staff with the depth and breadth of Progent's seasoned engineers. Public clouds, although fully virtualized, impose rigid standardization rules and offer little flexibility for controlling servers, supporting legacy applications, or accommodating in-house computing styles or legacy applications.

Download Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting Service Datasheet
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Other ProSight Managed Services Offered by Progent
Besides ProSight Virtual Hosting, Progent's ProSight suite of IT management services includes other value-priced offerings that cover key facets of your information network including security, backup/recovery, and email content filtering. By partnering with leading-edge IT management technology companies, Progent can provide small and mid-size businesses the advantages of the same modern solutions deployed by global enterprises to monitor and manage their networks. Managed services available from Progent include:

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection service that incorporates cutting edge behavior-based analysis technology to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily evade traditional signature-matching anti-virus products. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to automate the complete threat progression including blocking, infiltration detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback using Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Protection and Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer economical in-depth security for physical and virtual servers, desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and responding to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering via cutting-edge tools packaged within a single agent accessible from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help your business to design and implement a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's unique needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information protection regulations. Progent will assist you specify and configure policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alarms that require urgent attention. Progent can also assist you to install and verify a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover rapidly from a destructive security attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized businesses a low cost and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and allows fast restoration of vital data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged as a result of hardware failures, software bugs, disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can help you to restore your critical information. Find out more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.

  • ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
    ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering service that incorporates the infrastructure of leading data security vendors to deliver web-based control and world-class protection for all your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Progent's Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises gateway appliance to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your vulnerability to external attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance adds a further layer of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that stays within your corporate firewall. For more information, see Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for smaller businesses to map out, monitor, enhance and debug their networking appliances such as routers, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that network maps are always current, copies and manages the configuration of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when potential issues are detected. By automating complex network management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores such as making network diagrams, expanding your network, locating appliances that require critical software patches, or identifying the cause of performance bottlenecks. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your IT system running at peak levels by checking the state of vital assets that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is transmitted immediately to your specified IT management personnel and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so any potential issues can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to create, maintain, find and protect data related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about upcoming expirations of SSLs or domains. By updating and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save up to half of time wasted searching for vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for storing and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether youíre making improvements, performing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you require as soon as you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size organizations to get an unbiased evaluation of the health of their IT system. Based on some of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the deployment of your core network devices conform to industry best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate benefits like a more manageable Active Directory (AD) environment. Both also come with a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include easier management, better compliance with data security regulations, higher utilization of network resources, quicker troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and higher availability. Read more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.

Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service built around a brief discussion with a Progent backup/recovery expert. The interview is intended to evaluate your organization's ability either to block ransomware or recover rapidly after a ransomware incident. Progent will work with you personally to gather information about your existing antivirus tools and backup/recovery procedures, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow industry best practices to deploy an efficient AV and backup/recovery environment that reduces your exposure to ransomware and meets your company's requirements. For additional information, see The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.

Additional Value-priced Service Packages Available from Progent
Specially priced service bundles available from Progent to help you achieve and prove compliance with regulatory and industry security standards include security vulnerability assessment and stealth penetration testing. Progent also offers expert disaster recovery planning consulting and business continuity planning consulting to help ensure you can return to operations quickly in case of a catastrophic failure due to a natural disaster, fire, cyber attack, human error, equipment breakdown, or any other foreseeable disruptive event.

How to Get Started with Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting Service
To find out more details about Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service and to learn how Progent can help your company to simplify your IT management, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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